Extraordinary events have always been on the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic’s calendar since its creation over 150 years ago, until the pandemic slowed things down. Now, after two years of health restrictions, concerts are in full swing in Monaco and an exciting line-up of international and local talent is on the agenda, with over 50 concerts to choose from. From chamber music, to Mozart, to lyrical poetry; highlights of the upcoming season include a tribute to Princess Grace, a Prince Albert I commemorative concert, live music accompanying a projection of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari and a tribute to Diaghilev featuring Martha Argerich, who is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of all time.
Fastest fiddler in the world pays tribute to Princess Grace
Traditional Irish fiddle tunes will get everyone’s toes tapping during a lively and heartfelt tribute to Princess Grace, taking place on Thursday 15 September at the Rainier III Auditorium. Dublin conductor David Brophy, who conducted for the likes of U2, Riverdance and Queen Elizabeth II, will be conducting fiddle-player Frankie Gavin, who holds the Guinness World record as the fastest fiddle-player in the world. Tickets range from €17 to €36 for adults and €6 to €20 for youth.
Historic opera concert honours the memory of Prince Albert I
Opera featuring five internationally renowned singers and the voices of the Monte-Carlo Opera Choir will pay an appropriately grandiose and spectacular tribute to Prince Albert I, conducted by Kazuki Yamada. The concert, a coproduction between the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Palazzetto Bru Zane, a French cultural institution located in Venice, will be forever memorialized, as it will be recorded for the ‘French Opera Collection’ album. The concert will take place on Sunday 16 October at the Rainier III Auditorium. Tickets range from €17 to €36 for adults and €6 to €20 for youth.
Martha Argerich: “one of the greatest pianists of all time”
Born in Argentina, Martha Argerich started playing the piano at the age of three and won two international music competitions at the age of sixteen. At the age of eighty-one, she still performs with mesmerizing and dazzling precision. She will be paying tribute to Diaghilev by performing Maurice Ravel’s ‘Valses Nobles et Sentimentales’, Franz Liszt’s ‘Piano Concerto No. 1’ and Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’. The concert will be conducted by Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal recipient Charles Dutoit. The ‘Tribute to Diaghilev’ concert will be taking place on Friday 28 October at the Rainier III Auditorium. Tickets range from €20 to €50 for adults and €6 to €25 for youth.